Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
Major: Political Science
Concentration: African Studies
Study Abroad: Cáceres, Spain
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Moose Tracks
Best Adjective to Describe You: Hirsute
In 10 words or less, why should someone want to be a part of this department?
Few people know anything about Africa, and they should.
When did you know you wanted to study this area? What pathway led you to this department?
I took Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa and liked it a lot, and just kept taking more African Studies classes.
What is the best way to get (and stay) connected to this department?
African Studies is pretty tiny, so really just take classes and maybe drop by Dr. Bangura's office from time to time.
What would you miss the most if you were no longer a part of this department?
How much of a bro Dr. Bangura is.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I have no real plans yet, but maybe I'll go WOOFing (work on an organic farm) or travel for a bit while I figure out what's next.
What has been the biggest surprise you have encountered at K?
How intelligent and well-spoken the students here are. At least in class.
How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
Politics is my main interest, and there's a strong political aspect to all of the African Studies classes I've taken so far.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
Intro to Women's Studies, which really changed both the way I look at the world and my own personal relationships.
What is your SIP?
Tentatively, a comparative analysis of the 60s New Left and the Occupy movement.